Canvas Board in Sheboygan County expected to meet in regards to votes

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (WFRV)–The Canvas Board in Sheboygan County is expected to meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday to go over the votes cast in last Tuesday’s primary.

According to the Sheboygan County Clerk, Jon Dolson, the process could take a few hours.

The board, made up of three people including Dolson, will count up the votes in every municipality and then add the absentee ballot votes.

The 6th Congressional Republican primary votes will be tallied first, according to Dolson.

Sheboygan County has not yet declared a winner in that race because the numbers were too close to call.

State Sen. Glenn Grothman appears to lead State Sen. Joe Leibham by 215 votes but those are still unofficial numbers.

All the results will then be reported to the Government Accountability Board.

Leibham’s campaign told Local 5 News, last week, once the official numbers were reported they would decide whether or not to call for a recount.

If the votes are within 0.5% then Leibham would not have to pay $5 per ward for the recount to take place.

A candidate has the right to call for a recount even if the votes are outside the 0.5% difference.

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